Van Gundy spoke informally, going over his resume as the son of a high school coach, 14 years as an NBA head coach, for the Heat, Magic and Pistons, and mentioned his work with the Rights Restoration Coalition. On his way out of the prison, he stopped in the library, where some prisoners were working on their presentations for parole and appeal hearings. A few noticed the famous coach standing in the room and scurried over. Van Gundy loved his visit. The men of Tomoka felt likewise. But it took almost a year of an additional feeling out via texts before Eisen finally expanded his offer.